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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Unending ‘war’ between Nigerian politicians and judges

There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.
Murtala Nyako

N29 million fraud: Court adjourns former Governor Nyako’s case till May 31

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday, adjourned the ongoing trial of a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, until May 13 for the defence to cross-examine the 20th prosecution witness, Mr Chris Odofin.

EFCC tenders more exhibits against former Governor Nyako, others

Justice E.O. Abang of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Monday, admitted more documents in evidence in the case of diversion of state fund and money laundering brought against the ex-governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa election: 10 governorship candidates step down for Ahmadu Fintiri

With just three days left to the governorship and state houses of assembly elections, more trouble seems to be brewing for APC and Governor Bindo Umaru Jibrilla in Adamawa, as 10 governorship, 16 senatorial and 9 house of representatives candidates have stepped down from their contest in support for PDP governorship candidate Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri ahead of 9th March elections.
Abdulaziz Nyako

Election: Adamawa ADC candidate to resuscitates SA, LAS programmes

Sen. Abdul-Azeez Nyako has promised to resuscitate the Special Assistance and Local Apprenticeship Scheme (LAS) programmes initiated by his father, for job creation in Adamawa state.

Federal High Court returns Justice Abang to Abuja

A new re-deployment ‎by the management of the Federal High Court has brought back a prominent judge of the court, Justice Okon Abang, to the Abuja Division, from where he was posted to Asaba division two years ago.

Yahaya Hammanjulde: ADC certain of victory in Adamawa

Alhaji Yahaya Hammanjulde, the Adamawa Chairman of African Democratic Congress (ADC), said the party had confirmed its grassroots support and certain of victory in 2019 general elections in the state.
Murtala Nyako

2019: Former Governor Murtala Nyako begins tour of Adamawa

Former Governor Murtala Nyako, has begun the political tour of Adamawa state, where he urged electorates, to vote for credible candidates into elective position, come 2019 general polls.

Murtala Nyako: APC will face defeat in many states

Admiral Murtala Nyako, the former Chief of Naval Staff and past Deputy Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, and one-time Governor of Adamawa State, has dropped a bombshell to the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying the party would suffer defeat in many states because of injustice, impunity and the growing number of aggrieved people.

Party threatens INEC chairman with contempt

A political party, People Unity Party (PUP) at the weekend threatened to commence contempt proceedings against Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmud Yakubu, for disobeying a subsisting court order.

N29 billion fraud trial: How Muritala Nyako, son Abdul-Aziz laundered N1.8 billion – Witness

A detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Adekunle Odofin, on November 29, 2018, told a Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, how a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, allegedly laundered over N1.8billion belonging to the state, using a company co-owned with his son, Abdul-Aziz Nyako, a Senator.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu writes Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, urges Binta Nyako to hands off corruption...

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has written to the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, requesting that all EFCC court cases being handled by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court Abuja, be reassigned to another judge in a bid to obtain fair judgement.

N29bn fraud: Court grants Murtala Nyako’s request to travel for medicals, adjourns to October...

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama Abuja, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 granted an application by a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, seeking the release of his travelling documents to enable him travel to Germany for medical check-up.

All eyes on Osun election tribunal

The convention since the return of Democracy to Nigeria in 1999 has been that once an election result has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, it can only be looked into by the relevant election tribunal.

ADC moves to make Murtala Nyako BOT chairman

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) on Wednesday commenced moves to make the former Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, its Chairman of Board of Trustees (BOT).

Executive Order 6: Sambo Dasuki, Orji Kalu, Danjuma Goje, Sule Lamido, Chimaroke Nnamani, 45...

A former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), 13 former governors and seven ex- ministers have been barred from travelling out of the country under Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari.

EFCC insists on transfer of its cases from Binta Nyako

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has insisted that all cases involving it and its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, be transferred from Justice Binta Nyako, to any other judge.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Murtala Nyako’s wife withdraws from suits against Ibrahim Magu

Justice Binta Nyako, one of the wives of former Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, withdrew on Tuesday from cases involving the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.

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